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Sunday 18 June 2017

Thousands of children in grave danger as Mosul Old City offensive begins

An estimated 50,000 children are in grave danger as the fighting in Mosul enters what is likely to be its deadliest phase yet, warns Save the Children.

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Millions of children robbed of childhood in East and Southern Africa

In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. Some of these global goals are: ending poverty, eradicating hunger, promoting health, securing education, gender equality, access to water and sanitation, living in peace and promoting mechanisms and partnerships among others. It is therefore compelling that we reflect on the SDGs as we mark the Day of the African Child, held every June 16, under the theme 'The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for children in Africa: Accelerating protection, empowerment, and equal opportunity'.

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Yemen cholera epidemic infecting one child every minute

A deadly cholera epidemic sweeping Yemen is spiralling out of control, with at least one child infected every minute, warns Save the Children.

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Monday 12 June 2017

Global conference calls on world leaders to protect child refugees and migrants

More than 400 lone refugee or migrant children travelled alone each day in 2015 and 2016, leaving them vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, violence and even death, or without access to basic care or an education. Without concrete action to ensure children like these are properly protected, hundreds of thousands more could be at risk.

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Monday 12 June 2017

Speech at Melbourne University

I am delighted to be here at Melbourne University. And to be here in Australia. It is my first ever visit.

I have enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. And I am looking forward to seeing much more over the next week. Including visiting some of the extraordinary work that Save the Children is doing with Indigenous communities in regional South Australia.

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